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Why Port Lympne is Great Whatever the Weather

Posted by Amanda McCabe on 06-Jul-2018 15:01:00

You can always count on the British weather to be one thing: unpredictable. Which can make it difficult to make any kind of plans with your kids on weekends or during school holidays! What can you do with kids when it’s raining?


It may be a surprise to some, but there’s actually so much to see and do at Port Lympne, come rain or shine. So even on a drizzly grey day, you’ll find plenty to keep little ones entertained. And because fewer people think of visiting in bad weather, the park will probably be a little quieter! 

Go wild on safari
Home to over 700 animals, including lions, tigers and bears (oh my!), the  safari at Port Lympne is an experience like no other. Hop aboard one of the authentic safari trucks (included in your entry ticket) and journey across the plains of South America, Asia and Africa! There is an incredible array of animals as they roam freely throughout the park.


Close encounters!
If your kids love animals, Port Lympne offers an amazing array of animal experiences that will inspire, teach and engage. The Keeper Academy lets them see inside the inner-workings of the park, with a hands-on, day-long course that gives them the unique opportunity to care for and feed rare, endangered species, or the Animal Encounter lets you meet and feed an animal of your choice! These once-in-a-lifetime experiences are easily achievable here.

Food, glorious food
There’s lots of indoor food options to keep everyone warm and well-fed even in the most drizzly of weather. Our range of restaurants cater for all tastes, including delicious wood-fired pizza at Babydoll’s, afternoon tea in the Moroccan Courtyard or an a la carte three-course meal at the Port Lympne Hotel Restaurant, to name just a few.

Babydoll's Restaurant

Make it into a short break
Why not extend your stay here for longer than just a day at one of our outstanding accommodation options? You’re bound to get some decent weather at some point during your visit! Plus you’ll have loads of time to fit in all the different things to see and do, with many accommodation sites offering exclusive access to a personal golf buggy to explore with.

Our animal lodges like Tiger Lodge will create truly unforgettable memories, where you’ll have a direct window into the tiger habitat. Maybe you want to scale the heights of one of our glamorous Treehouses, or try a spot of glamping at Bear Lodge. See all of our short breaks here!

Whatever the weather, there’s always something to do here at Port Lympne. For the best value deals currently available, be sure to check out our offers page!

Great Offers At Port Lympne Whatever the Weather!


Topics: Day out, Experiences, Port Lympne Reserve, Holiday, Short breaks, All Weather Activities, Family Days out

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